ABC God Forbid with James Carleton

In this episode:

Buddhism is one of the fastest-growing religions in the country, but it seems Australia is changing Buddhism just as much as Buddhism is changing Australia. James Carleton and the God Forbid panel explore enlightenment, suffering and Humanistic Buddhism.

Theravada Buddhists will soon celebrate Parinirvana Day, which commemorates the Buddha’s birth, death and enlightenment. Buddhism is a spiritual path but is laser-focused on human beings. So what is Humanistic Buddhism, and does it differ to Buddhism as understood in Asia?

The starting point of Buddhism is that no matter who you are, life is inevitably full of suffering. Sounds like a bad way to start a philosophy, but the Buddha’s teachings endure.

Duration: 54 min 8sec

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